DUNK YOU…Japan

s-l225Our long-time reader, Yuumi-chan writes:
DUNK YOU is true fashion sense in Japan dress with lacy frou-frou, right?

dunk-you-dresssouthpacathyサウスポーopen … 21時まで 赤
— cathy (@southpawcathy) Feb. 20, 2017

 
Yow! Talk about nostalgia overload for fans of Jordan brand’s for NIKE and the anime/manga SLAM DUNK. In this case, fashion is the Jordan/Nike: “Dunk You” basketball B-ball red T-shirt Shohoku, SLAM DUNKslam-dunk-shohoku-jordan-logo-250x.
 

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Ninja workforce

ninja-workforceGhetto Images | February 20, 2017—

Here’s the staff of Koka city tourism division hard at work at the Koka City Hall on Monday. Known as the homebase of the ‘Koga’ Ninja clan, the city of Koka promotes February 22 as “Ninja Day.”

 
Previous reports of ninja in the Japanese workforce include:

 




Tokyo ″train manner″

This is a chill-free zone.chill-free_zonedownload-1— Ceiling Gallery (@tokyoscum) Feb. 16, 2017

 
 
maanner.logoOther fun ″train manner″ (sic) posters in Tokyo include:

 


Apologizing for dressing up as a geisha for ‘Vogue’ magazine

 

Karlie Kloss apologizes after dressing up as a geisha for latest ‘Vogue’ issue celebrating diversity
Style.Mic. | February 15, 2017

un-kimono-500xkarlie-kloss-nikko-sumo

There’s no need to apologize about the latest issue of Vogue magazine—The only “apologizing” that is needed is for crappy hairstyling and white makeup. She’s not even wearing real kimono but rather Japanese designers’ reimagined designs of kimono. In addition, many Japanese people encourage foreign women to wear kimono—Some places in Japan offer free train/bus tickets to foreigners wearing kimono.—They looooove a freak show. (⊙_◎)

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A few of our many previous reports of kimono craziness include:

 




Goofy signs help Japanese city with foreign tourists

Japan city tackles language barrier with quirky signs
icon_winkBBC News (World) 2015-Feb-09
The signs are in use in the city of Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, where officials hope they will make visitors who don’t speak Japanese feel more welcome…more…

pork-inside_640x-1_spicySee all the goofy signs at: www5.pref.iwate.jp…

 
A few of our many previous reports of goofy Japanese signage include:




Morning wood

Kumamon gets some massive morning wood, mon~ ☆

 
big-morning-woodkumamon-iconおはくま〜☆今日も1日よろしくま!
Translated from Japanese by Bing

Good morning bear ~ ☆ one day today bear!
 

 
Other news of Japan’s top mascot, and getting wood include:

 




Love me Tenga

Pubgoblin, my Tokyo buddy in real-life, found this Japanese fan club for wankering devices:

 
This guy can't wait to use his Tenga.Love-me-TENGA.— Chris Carlier (@Pubgoblin) January 30, 2017

 

 

 
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♫~Still crazy after all these years . . . Aum Shinrikyo

Back the ’80s I used to see the “star” of this video game, the doomsday cult leader, Shoko Asahara, at my train station.

AUM-game

Game Based Upon a Real Life Act of Domestic Terrorism, Possibly Produced by the Cult Responsible, Is As Unsettling As It Sounds
Attract Mode / January 25, 2017
Kamikuishiki-mura Monogatari…is a doujin soft [game] published for the PC-88, which according to Tokugawa Corp is “Based on the Aum Shinrikyo cult responsible for the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway”
Kamikuishiki-mura Monogatari operates as a resource management sim, with the goal being the successful deployment of the chemical agent to targeted trains
More…

Previous reports of Aum include:

 



 


Kumamon is Japan’s ‘person’ the year, mon~☆

PR Citizen of the Year is..
Kumamon~!!
PR-bear

 

Previous reports of krazy Kumamon…mon~☆…include:

 





ZERO LIFE … Japan

zero-life-6-pack

Somehow I feel this is the perfect brand name for a 6-pack in workaholic Japan.

 
big-zero-life-cafe

orionbeer.co.jp/brand/zerolife
Industry first! No new carbohydrates genre
  According to our company


Zero Life is a a pale lager beer fron Asahi Corooration’s Orion Breweries Limited in Urasoe-City, Okinawa.
 

 
 
 
Previous reports of beer/life/zero on the 3Yen include: